Prof George Magoha’s biography,age, education and family

Professor George Magoha was born in Kisumu on 2nd July, 1952.

He had to relocate to Nairobi at a young age because he was suffering from asthma. He was housed by his brother and his wife. He attended the following schools:

Jina Primary School, Yala- 1960-1963

Dr David Livingston Primary School, Nairobi-1964-1966

Starehe Boys’ Centre and School-O-levels-1967-1970

Strathmore School-A levels-1971-1973

University of Lagos-Human medicine-1973-1978

Lagos University Teaching Hospital-University College Hospital, Ibadan-1979-1985

Royal College Of Surgeons, Dublin Ireland-1980

Royal Postgraduate Medical School-the United Kingdom-1983

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ireland-

George Magoha is married to Dr. Odudu Barbra Magoha and the couple have a son known as Michael Achinja who also works as a neurosurgeon, department of surgery at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

His wife is a doctor by profession and holds a masters in obstetrics and gynaecology. She is also a lecturer at UoN and is a consultant gynaecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital. Magoha married Barbra in a church wedding in 1982.

Magoha’s wife, the couple met in Nigeria
Career Path

Internship, Lagos University Teaching Hospital-1978-1979

Resident in Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital-1979-1981

Senior House Officer, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland (FRCS primary)-1980

Senior Resident in Surgery (Urology), at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital:

Registrar in Renal Transplant and Urology units Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital, London:

Senior Resident and clinical lecturer in Surgery at Lagos University Teaching Hospital:

Honorary lecturer in Anatomy at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital Lagos, Nigeria

Consultant Surgeon and Urologist to the First Foundation and Shoreman Medical Centres, the Motayo Clinic, and The Duro-Soleye Hospital, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria

Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Nairobi

Senior lecturer in Surgery at the department of Surgery of the University of Nairobi

Associate Professor of Surgery at the department of Surgery of the University of Nairobi

Professor of Surgery at the department of Surgery of the University of Nairobi

Chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), from 2016-2019

Cabinetry Secretary for Education (CS)- March 2019 to date.

And how much is Prof Magoha worth?

According to documents shared by the good professor to the National Assembly’s Committee on Appointments, Magoha is worth Ksh250 million.

His investments

Rental houses-listed as one of his source of income
Treasury bills-he has invested in treasury bills
Salary-from his profession
Fixed cash deposits
Owns a Safaricom mast


The former Education CS Prof George Magoha passed on at Nairobi Hospital following cardiac arrest on 24/01/2023.

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